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Coachella? Try UNIS at Carnegie Hall Instead

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By Sophia Lenczowski

April 21, 2020

Carnegie Hall, named after Andrew Carnegie, is one of the most famous and magnificently sounding concert halls in the world. This renowned building has been home to concerts from musicians such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Julie Andrews, and Yo-Yo Ma. On January 26, the United Nations International...

How to Keep Your Cool During Online School

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By Lude Edens

April 21, 2020

Students are now sitting in front of their computer at home for many hours to avoid social contact. This is not only because UNIS has switched to online school, but also because almost all outside-of-school activities have been canceled or moved online. The school has already cut down the classes in...

Flu Fighting

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By Clara Scholl

February 10, 2020

We’ve all been there. A tickle in your throat, a runny nose, maybe even a temperature. At this point in the year, the UNIS community is all too familiar with the cold and flu symptoms. In this article, I will explain evidence based ways to avoid getting sick, and what to do if you are. Let’s avoid,...

A Sneak Peak Into the Busy Life of Ms. Ryan

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By Summer King

February 10, 2020

Ms. Ryan is one of the school’s new additions to the Tut House English department. Having just moved to New York, she’s giving a fresh perspective on preparing and educating UNIS students for the IB curriculum – all while growing students’ appreciation for English literature. Our interview...

On Greta Thunberg: How the Youth React to Climate Change

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By Claudia Smithie

January 13, 2020

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has gained international recognition as the foremost figure of the youth’s response to climate change. Thunberg has struggled with mental health since she was eight years old and upon hearing about climate change. In a TEDx talk from last...

How Old Are You Now? Celebrating UN Day at UNIS

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By Allison Shih

November 18, 2019

  A plethora of bright flags adorn the walls of UNIS, capturing the international spirit of UN Day and displaying the significance of embracing diversity in our community. United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the UN in 1945, and the holiday not only allows us to commemorate...

Global Water Crisis Workshops

Global Water Crisis Workshops

By Nayesha Krishna

April 17, 2019

The newly formed TH environmental club organized two workshops on the Global Sustainability Water Crisis. These were part of the UNIS-UN and organized on March 6th, the day of Cultural Exchange for the visiting students at UNIS. Over 50 students from 15 countries and 13 schools signed up for the two w...

5 Reasons to Join the TH Environment Club

5 Reasons to Join the TH Environment Club

By Nayesha Krishna

February 15, 2019

Are you an eco-warrior? Are you outraged when people buy cartons of bottled water? Are you furious when people toss paper plates, aluminum foil, and food remnants together in the same garbage bin? Do you spend sleepless nights worrying about the future of pandas because their habitat is being destroye...

Gender Disparity in the UNIS Math Department

Gender Disparity in the UNIS Math Department

By Allison Shih

February 2, 2019

When you walk through the fifth-floor hallway, you must have noticed the six math teachers explain complex concepts or solve problems with their students. But, there is only ONE female teacher. Although UNIS often prides itself for being diverse, there is gender disparity present in the high school math...

Club Spotlight: Math Club

Club Spotlight: Math Club

By Wenche Tseng

February 2, 2019

On the morning of Saturday, December 15, 2018, six members of the UNIS Math Club, together with Mr. Ledenev, participated in a full-day math competition -Downtown Mathematics Invitational - hosted by Stuyvesant High School. Although the club was competing with several prestigious schools (such as Da...

How Can We Bring Participatory Budgeting to UNIS

How Can We Bring Participatory Budgeting to UNIS

By Jose Ortega

February 2, 2019

Have you ever noticed an ongoing issue at UNIS that never gets fixed, yet accepted it because you have no power to change it? Well, you can propose and vote for how at least $1 million is going to be spent in your community board. This concept is called Participatory Budgeting (PB), which empowers the commun...

Protons? No, the Pros and Cons of Social Media

Protons? No, the Pros and Cons of Social Media

By Alexander King

February 2, 2019

Social media and technology in our digital society have crossed through our school walls and our homes, forcing kids to feel pressured to do things because their friends are doing it. However, social media has its benefits in UNIS. For example, students use Schoology and social media to communicate wit...